with; in the presence of. Milky way. (Astron.) See Galaxy, 1. No way, No ways. See Noway,
Noways, in the Vocabulary. On the way, traveling or going; hence, in process; advancing toward
completion; as, on the way to this country; on the way to success. Out of the way. See under
Out. Right of way (Law), a right of private passage over another's ground. It may arise either by
grant or prescription. It may be attached to a house, entry, gate, well, or city lot, as well as to a country
farm. Kent. To be under way, or To have way (Naut.), to be in motion, as when a ship begins
to move. To give way. See under Give. To go one's way, or To come one's way, to go
or come; to depart or come along. Shak. To go the way of all the earth, to die. To make
one's way, to advance in life by one's personal efforts. To make way. See under Make, v. t.
Ways and means. (a) Methods; resources; facilities. (b) (Legislation) Means for raising money; resources
for revenue. Way leave, permission to cross, or a right of way across, land; also, rent paid for such
right. [Eng] Way of the cross (Eccl.), the course taken in visiting in rotation the stations of the
cross. See Station, n., 7 (c). Way of the rounds (Fort.), a space left for the passage of the
rounds between a rampart and the wall of a fortified town. Way pane, a pane for cartage in irrigated
land. See Pane, n., 4. [Prov. Eng.] Way passenger, a passenger taken up, or set down, at some
intermediate place between the principal stations on a line of travel. Ways of God, his providential
government, or his works. Way station, an intermediate station between principal stations on a
line of travel, especially on a railroad. Way train, a train which stops at the intermediate, or way,
stations; an accommodation train. Way warden, the surveyor of a road.
Syn. Street; highway; road. Way, Street, Highway, Road. Way is generic, denoting any line
for passage or conveyance; a highway is literally one raised for the sake of dryness and convenience
in traveling; a road is, strictly, a way for horses and carriages; a street is, etymologically, a paved way,
as early made in towns and cities; and, hence, the word is distinctively applied to roads or highways in
All keep the broad highway, and take delightSpenser.
With many rather for to go astray.
There is but one road by which to climb up.Addison.
Darkens the streets, then wander forth the sons
Of Belial, flown with insolence and wine.
(Way) v. t. To go or travel to; to go in, as a way or path. [Obs.] "In land not wayed." Wyclif.
(Way), v. i. To move; to progress; to go. [R.]
On a time as they together wayed.Spenser.
(Way"bill`) n. A list of passengers in a public vehicle, or of the baggage or gods transported by
a common carrier on a land route. When the goods are transported by water, the list is called a bill of
(Way"bread`) n. [AS. wegbrde. See Way, and Broad.] (Bot.) The common dooryard plantain
(Way"bung`) n. (Zoöl.) An Australian insessorial bird (Corcorax melanorhamphus) noted for
the curious actions of the male during the breeding season. It is black with a white patch on each wing.
(Wayed) a. Used to the way; broken. [R.]
A horse that is not well wayed; he starts at every bird that flies out the hedge.Selden.
(Way"fare`) v. i. [Way + fare to go.] To journey; to travel; to go to and fro. [Obs.]
A certain Laconian, as he wayfared, came unto a place where there dwelt an old friend of his.Holland.